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Old 07-11-2013, 06:23 PM
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top magnification for 1000yds

I'm looking to get into long range rifle shooting and need a scope. I'm looking at the Leupold Mark 4's, is a 20x top magnification good enough, or should I spend the extra money for a 25x?
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:32 PM
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Re: top magnification for 1000yds

20 is plenty for hunting and target shooting. You can get away with less for hunting and may like more for target but 20 is a good power in my opinion.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:43 PM
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Re: top magnification for 1000yds

I would be using the rifle for target shooting only
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:05 PM
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Re: top magnification for 1000yds

For target shooting you will not regret getting this one. - - - - - - - - - - - -

When you get up over 60 power the mirage disappears.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:08 PM
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Re: top magnification for 1000yds

Dude, an 80x scope! What is the magnification on the low end?

Also, I'm scared to ask, but what is the cost on that bad boy? I wouldn't mind having one for my 7mm STW.
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Re: top magnification for 1000yds

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Dude, an 80x scope! What is the magnification on the low end?

Also, I'm scared to ask, but what is the cost on that bad boy? I wouldn't mind having one for my 7mm STW.
I believe the low end is 8 power. I think it is $5,000+.

March Introduces 8-80X56mm ultra-high-power Zoom Scope Daily Bulletin

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I believe the low end is 8 power. I think it is $5,000+.

March Introduces 8-80X56mm ultra-high-power Zoom Scope Daily Bulletin

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You are correct that the low power on that scope is 8. But the price is in the $3,800 to $4,200 range depending on illumination and reticle.
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